‘A fantastical story about a troll with a very big appetite and a very frustrated pug. This is worth reading purely to find out how Pete the pug gets his revenge.
The cartoon-like pictures are bright and appealing. Uncle Boll reminds me of a blue version of Shrek but itâ€™s the picture of Pete, that really stand out. Iâ€™m not much of a dog lover yet the illustrations of Pete are utterly adorable.
The story itself is sufficiently simple for even the youngest reader to follow with plenty of repetition. I felt increasingly sorry for pug, Pete, whose little belly rumbles as heâ€™s forced to watch the huge troll eat more than would be possible for any human. Perhaps thatâ€™s why I loved the twist at the end so very much. (Sorry, I canâ€™t say too much without spoilers but letâ€™s just say that Pete gets his revenge in a very clever way).
Â (I am, however, considerably older than the target audience and many children will love the rhyme, especially as this often makes it easier for them to learn the text.)‘